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EFA open votes for people's choice awards 2011

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  Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for, the audience. This year’s vote has started – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees on the red carpet in Berlin! Winners in...

Catherine Deneuve in Potiche

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  Potiche, a film which entertains everyone By Ron Gilbert Catherine Deneuve is the French equivalent of our Elizabeth Taylor. She is an ageless beauty whom I first saw back in my college days in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. Then of course the film,” Belle du Jour” a few years later. She still seduces us with a screen presence which has your eyes glued to the screen in her new film. A star who doesn’t complain about not getting the roles like American actres...

Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'

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  Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife ("potiche") whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband's umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish French farce is an irresistible romp through 1970s kitsch, politics and female eman...

Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'

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    Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife (“potiche”) whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband’s umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish French farce is an irresistible romp through 1970s kitsch, politics and fem...

Montreal FF Competition Jury

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  Billie August  Norwegian director Billie August (the winner of two Cannes Palme d'or prizes for the PELLE THE CONQUEROR in 1987 and THE BEST INTENTIONS in 1992) is the President of the Jury at this year's Montreal World Film Festival (running from August 26 to September 6). The famed director and his jury colleagues will determine the Grand Prix des Ameriques, the  Festival's most prestigious award, as well as winners for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Be...

Take a french break at Sacramento French Film Festival

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8th Sacramento French Film Festival  : June 19-21 & 27-28, 2009 - Crest Theatre www.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org TAKE A FRENCH VACATION WITHOUT LEAVING SACRAMENTO !!! With the Sacramento French Film Festival you can walk around the French capital (PARIS, on Opening night) and relax in a campground on the Atlantic coast (CAMPING). You can travel to a fantasy world (BEAUTY and the BEAST) and uncover the grim current reality of illegal immigration (WELCOME, on closing night). ...

Newport International Film Fest ready to open

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The 2009 NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place June 3-7 in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s Festival will present five days and nights of screenings of over 90 U.S. and international feature, documentary and short films; Rhode Island focus, narrative, documentary and audience award competitions; filmmaker panels; events; a free screening in beautiful Ballard Park; the presentation of the prestigious Claiborne Pell Award; and those fabulous Newport parties. There wil...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival's vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weathe...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival’s vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weat...

Strong European Presence At Toronto FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Toronto FF Dailies Editor Wednesday, April 20-----With little more than two weeks to go before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, it is appearing that the Festival will again be a prime showcase of European cinema. While films are still being announced, nearly 30% of the films presented will be of European origin. They will include heavy contributions from such stalwarts as Britain, France, Spain and Germany, but will also devote a considerable amount of screen ...

locarno Piazza Grande screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

The Locarno programme for Piazza Grande outdoor screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

NEWSLETTER N° 342: December 5, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards. Spike Lee chairs a ju...

A Lavish Epic Of France's Most Celebrated Playwright

Wednesday, July 25--------He was and is the most prominent and well-known French playwright of his or any time, and his legacy continues nearly 400 years after his death. Now, for the first time, the focus is on the man himself, and not just his art, in the lavish period epic MOLIERE, which opens this Friday in US theatrical release from blue chip distributor Sony Pictures Classics. The film, directed by Laurent Tirard and co-written by Tirard and Grégoire Vigneron, focuses on the start of t...

Moliere closes out Seattle in a blaze of Glory

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The North American premiere of the grand French spectacle 'Moliere" closed out the 2007 edition of the Seattle International Film festival at the vast Cinerama Theater in what might aptly be described as "a blaze of glory". While the opening films have already been forgotten this one will undoubtedly go into wide US release and is a sure contender for many commendations come Oscar time, 2008. Billed as "The French answer to Shakespeare in Love" (which swept all kinds of Oscars not too msany yea...

French Rendez Vous in New York

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Rendez-Vous with French CinemaMarch 12 -21Rendez-Vous 2004 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA, together with The French Cultural Services. Sponsored by Air France and TV5. Directors and Actors Attending Rendez-Vous 2004 (Check website for specific showtimes): • Nathalie Baye, actress, Feelings• Siegrid Alnoy, director, She’s One of Us• Grégory Baquet, actor, Grande Ecole• Gilles Bourdos, director, A Sight for Sore E...

French Rendez Vous in NY

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RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA | MARCH 12 - 21Each March brings the excitement and crowds of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema to the Walter Reade. Attending this year's festival: actress NATHALIE BAYE, actor PHILIPPE TORRETON, directors MICHAEL HANEKE, ANNE FONTAINE and many others. Check the website for the schedule of appearances. Join us for this year's selection of 15 new films, including:• WHO KILLED BAMBI? WInner, Camera d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, directed by the writer of Hu...
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